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World AIDS Day 2008

Today marks the 20th anniversary of World AIDS Day, a series of events dedicated to raising awareness of this global epidemic. A massive concert was scheduled to take place today in Pune, India, but it has been postponed out of respect for those affected by the recent attacks in Mumbai. Roughly 33..


Today marks the 20th anniversary of World AIDS Day, a series of events dedicated to raising awareness of this global epidemic.A massive concert was scheduled to take place today in Pune, India, but it has been postponed out of respect for those affected by the recent attacks in Mumbai.Roughly 33 million people are infected with HIV or AIDS-with new infections occurring at a rate of about 5 people per minute.The concept of a global epidemic-and one without a cure-is pretty tough to wrap one's head around. But the World AIDS Campaign offers some simple ways that you can help.Additionally, our friends over at YouthAIDS suggest three means of making a difference in the fight against this disease: "Get the facts. Get tested. Get Involved."
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